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Manish Tewari | Bolstering corporates was intent of farm laws

Farm laws are intended to give Corporate India a legal licence to muscle in on these small guys who have unequal or no bargaining power

18 Jan 2021 1:33 AM

Kishwar Desai | Long lockdown defeats Britons; Spurs’ shot in the arm for soccer fans

We have vaccinations slowly covering the population but as of now it will be Easter before the over 50s will be covered

18 Jan 2021 12:50 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | An important lesson from India’s history for PM Modi

An intolerant religion can never be the basis of nationhood and national unity in India

17 Jan 2021 4:29 AM

Ranjona Banerji | My one true calling… and how life got in the way

As an adolescent, like most others, I wrote those poems. Emotions crystallized in show-off nonsense from studying literature

17 Jan 2021 4:14 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Why Akali Dal’s voice is missing in farmers’ stir

It is not clear what the equation is between the Akalis and the leaders of the farmers’ unions

17 Jan 2021 4:06 AM

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Sanjay Kumar | Elections 2021: A mixed bag of hope & challenges

2021 is going to be more eventful, as five states are going to the polls in the middle of this year

16 Jan 2021 12:05 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Time for all to get Covid jabs; don’t listen to ‘anti-vaccers’

There are millions of idiots around the world who are anti-vaccers

16 Jan 2021 12:00 AM

Dilip Cherian | Karnataka home secy shunted out for calling Safe City ‘scam’

Public spats are rarely pretty and the one between these two senior IPS officers has brought out the intense rivalries in the service

14 Jan 2021 12:11 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Is ‘new normal’ really a return to the old ways?

For a fleeting while, optimists wondered if the Covid-19 pandemic had sledgehammered some fundamental lessons into us

14 Jan 2021 12:03 AM

Devi Kar | Educational activism of a different kind is needed

Educators have observed to their satisfaction that many examination reforms were necessitated by the current Covid-19 pandemic

13 Jan 2021 11:22 AM

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Aakar Patel | On Republic Day, time to reclaim our basic rights

None of the rights and liberties that the Constitution saw initially as being “fundamental” are present in the original form today

12 Jan 2021 10:50 AM

Asad Durrani | The Three Ks: Some old ideas revisited

The concept was heavy on strategy and avoided concrete steps unless they were required to illustrate an argument

12 Jan 2021 10:44 AM

Sanjaya Baru | Sitharaman’s Third Act: What’ll be her Big Idea?

The FM can spend money and secure early results and Ms Sitharaman has promised to spend a trillion rupees on infrastructure investment

11 Jan 2021 7:18 AM

Anita Katyal | Divide and win Sikh farmers; artist’s mighty snub to govt

It would seem that the BJP is playing a cat-and-mouse game with former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP last March

10 Jan 2021 8:40 AM

Sanjeev Ahluwalia | C-virus funk? Relax, and respect the kids

There are so many moving parts, any of which could pitch the game against the parent or the child

10 Jan 2021 7:32 AM

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Pavan K. Varma | Why J. Khanna dissented from Central Vista ruling

Justice Sanjiv Khanna, in his dissenting judgment, used a very telling expression to describe the undemocratic opacity of the government

10 Jan 2021 7:17 AM

Of Chinese virus, Spanish flu, UK strain: Do points of origin matter?

Of course, viruses, just like us Parsis, are sometimes named after the things we do and sometimes after the places from which we come

09 Jan 2021 7:38 AM

Ashwani Kumar | Reassert ‘core’ values & halt democracy’s decay

As the highest forum of democracy, Parliament too cannot escape its share of responsibility for our faltering record on human rights

09 Jan 2021 7:21 AM

Karan Thapar | Hindus and patriotism: Why RSS chief is wrong

However, I suspect that Mr Bhagwat would simply brush aside all the evidence of history that I have just marshalled

08 Jan 2021 4:49 AM

Mary Mitzy | Ensuring justice in virtual courts: Who controls the mute button?

Today, nine months on, the Supreme Court still takes up only urgent matters for hearing

08 Jan 2021 4:06 AM

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